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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Dec 20, 2011 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Same old theme...partially DEAD

Ya know,I'm not sure if this is an age thing, or if it's that you get attached to a band because of the early albums, and then, when the band changes sound, you don't find it as appealing.

(This is the editorial "you", by the way.)

Or maybe it's because musicians have their entire life to make their first album, but then, in most cases, only a year or two to make each follow up.

I don't know.

However, I agree with the general idea.

I'm interested...where would you put Johnny Cash in something like this? I mean, he had his first hit in '57, but he didn't really hit his stride till the late '60's(but a lot of that is live,not recorded...). He also recorded some pretty good albums towards the end of his life.

I still think it's the curse of the early albums. People expect an act to keep cranking out similar material. Heck,it's served AC/DC well :D

But maybe not...even though they've been releasing the same album for 30 years, I doubt any fan would say the newer stuff is better than Back in Black.

Hmm, what is your window for musical greatness? How many years is it limited to?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 21, 2011 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Same old theme...partially DEAD

As I blathered on about elsewhere, the exact number varies to suit my, well, I'd say about 25-30; ie, it's an age related notion.

And yeah, lots of exceptions, Cash, perhaps, included? Not sure...